My favourite afternoon tea place done these amazing spiced peach scones during summer and I've been dying to replicate them. Obviously peaches are out of season and I didn't want to used tinned peaches so I decided to do a different variation. If it was before Christmas I'd call these Mince Pie Scones! (I will next year!)
Scones are the perfect store cupboard cake, also they are easy to make and fun to make with kids as they're perfectly messy (and require not precision!)
(Obviously you can make these minus the fruit and spice!)
50g of butter (cubed)
225g plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
40g golden caster sugar
70g dried fruit
(For glaze - can be made without)
1 beaten egg with a dash of milk
Oven temp - 200C
Sieve the flour into a large bowl, add baking powder, cubed butter and salt.
Rub the butter into the mixture (between fingers) until you have what looks like fine breadcrumbs (it will still be pretty powdery, never worry!).
Pop in the dried fruit (if using), cinnamon (if using) and sugar, give it a good mix through.
Make a well in the middle of the bowl, pour in milk and bring together (first with spoon then with hands) to create a dough (Add dash of milk if too dry, add dash of flour if too wet).
(Now most recipes here would dictate to turn the dough out, roll and cut with a cutter - which you can do but its not how I do it)
Break small handfuls of dough off, roll quickly and gently and pat down onto a greased baking tray until you've ran out of dough!
Glaze with egg mixture.
Pop in the oven for 12-15 minutes (they're perfect when they're golden brown and fully risen!)